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Amit Shah

Caste, Congress, cadre and chief: BJP’s battle plan for three states is ready

To win MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the BJP is banking on Congress infighting, goodwill of its leadership and its robust organisational structure.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

MP chief minister Chouhan says Congress is backing farmers’ unrest, may provoke violence

Six months to polls, Chouhan rubbishes Congress revival theory, says all opposition top guns are vying for the CM's post.
Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav leads SP’s march into MP, will hold rally in an old Congress fortress

The party chief and former UP CM is set to address a rally Friday in Sidhi — the pocket borough of late Congress leader Arjun Singh. New Delhi: While new Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath is planning to align with the Bahujan Samaj Party for the assembly polls later this year, he might have to contend with another big force from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh — the Samajwadi Party. SP president and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to start his Madhya Pradesh campaign with a rally in Sidhi Friday. Sidhi is the pocket borough of late Congress leader Arjun Singh; currently, his son Ajay Singh is the MLA from Churhut assembly seat in the region. This will be the party’s third attempt at expanding its footprint outside Uttar Pradesh since Akhilesh became its national president, after trying its luck in Gujarat and Karnataka. Akhilesh had campaigned in Gujarat...
Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh (second from right) and Kamal Nath (third from right)

Amid Rahul Gandhi’s push for youth, 71-year-old Kamal Nath becomes MP Congress chief

Although the Congress has not announced a chief ministerial face for the MP assembly polls later this year, the appointment of Nath as party president is seen to indicate his strong chance.
Congress leader and MP Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath could be Congress CM face in MP with Digvijaya Singh’s backing

Former CM has backed the nine-time MP to lead the party’s charge against the BJP instead of Jyotiraditya Scindia, who led the losing campaign in 2013.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.